Katie Holmes
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Katie Holmes already is an actress and mother, but last night she debuted a distinctively different hat. For the All We Had world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Holmes unveiled her first movie where she directs.

In fact, Holmes was both onscreen and behind the cameras. A feat that impressed co-star Mark Consuelos. "She’s the lead in the film so she would film a scene, run around the camera, watch it, have to give notes, and run back," he told InStyle. "And then have to ask and answer questions from 10-15 people about what’s going on and maintain that control... [I was] super, super impressed. I didn’t know quite what to expect but I was really, really pleased. She’s wonderful to work with."

As for Holmes, her move to directing was something she's been musing about. For this film, the plot seemed personal and a right fit. "I read the book by Annie Weatherwax and I optioned the rights," Holmes told InStyle. "I was inspired by the mother-daughter story. I’m one of five, I have great parents, I have wonderful sisters and a brother and it just felt like the characters were authentic and people that I understood." She now joins a prestigious growing legion of actresses turned directors. Particularly, Holmes says: "I’ve been inspired by Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, Sarah Polley, and so many actresses."